• Teaching Interests

  • My teaching interests include teaching courses on social welfare policy, community and multicultural practice, advocacy, research methods, restorative practices, and community organizing.

  • Classes Taught

  •  University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work

    Adjunct Faculty

    • Summer 2019: Community/Macro Social Work Theory and Practice (online though 2U)
    • Spring 2019: Leadership and Supervision Skills
    • Winter 2019: Community/Macro Social Work Theory and Practice
    • Winter 2019: Grassroots Organizing for Social Justice (Developed course)
    • Fall 2018: Community/Macro Social Work Theory and Practice (online though 2U)
    • Fall 2018: Professional Development Seminar
    • Spring 2016: Applied Practice Evaluation Research
    • Winter 2016: Social Welfare Policy
    • Winter 2016: Methods for Evaluating Practice and Programs
    • Autumn 2015: Clinical Social Work Skills

    Teaching Practicums

    • Spring 2018: Restorative Approaches in Social Work
    • Winter 2018: Community Organizing and Empowerment Theory

    Field Instructor

    • Fall 2015-Spring 2016 - 2nd Year MSW - Organizational Leadership & Policy Practice)
    • Fall 2015-Spring 2016 - 1st Year MSW- Direct Practice
    • Winter 2014 - Spring 2015 - Advanced Standing MSW – Organizational Leadership & Policy Practice

    Metropolitan State University of Denver

    Affiliate Faculty – Department of Social Work

    • Fall 2017: Applied Practice Evaluation I (online through Blackboard)
    • Fall 2017: Philosophy of Social Work
    • Spring 2017: Applied Practice Evaluation II
    • Fall 2016: Applied Practice Evaluation I

    Affiliate Faculty – Department of Human Services

    • Spring 2016: Research Methods and Program Evaluation (Developed course)
    • Spring 2016: Homelessness and Community Response (Developed course)
    • Fall 2015: Research Methods for Human Services

    Field Instructor

    • Fall 2017-Spring 2018 – 1st year MSW – generalist practice

    Columbia University School of Social Work

    Adjunct Lecturer

    • Spring 2015: Foundations of Social Work Practice 
    • Fall 2014: Foundations of Social Work Practice                           

    Teaching Associate

    • Spring 2014: Human Behavior and the Social Environment
    • Spring 2014: Advanced Research Methods                  
    • Fall 2013: Program Evaluation in Social Services                  
  • Invited Guest lectures

    Fall 2019: Seminar in Professional Development (University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work doctoral program)

    • Topic: Cultivating wellness in an unwell environment: Self-care, community, and grad school

    Spring 2019: Chicanx/Latinx Youth Resistance & Student Activism (University of Denver Political Science undergraduate)

    • Topic: Indigenous histories and historical trauma

    Winter 2018: Theories of Social Change(University of  Denver MSW program)

    • Topic: Community organizing models

    Fall 2018: Seminar in Professional Development (University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work doctoral program)

    • Topic: Self-care and community care in the time of Trump

    Fall 2018: Seminar in Professional Development (University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work doctoral program)

    • Topic: Self-care and community care in a doctoral program

    Fall 2016: American Political Thought (University of Colorado Political Science undergraduate) 

    • Topic: The Nonprofit Industrial Complex and Neoliberalism 
  • Lecturing in American Political Thought class. 

  • Race Matters Institute

    In Spring of 2019, I, along with four other DU graduate students, was selected to participate in Race Matters: A Comparative Analysis of Global Access & Equity in Higher Education,  led by Dr. Frank Tuitt, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor on Inclusive Excellence and faculty member. This trip was challenging, enlightening, and critical to my development as a committed educator. 

    Clicking on the link below will open the video in Facebook. 

This portfolio last updated: 14-Nov-2020 10:00 PM